Nigeria Police have released a statement explaining
why they invade the National Assembly this
morning, preventing lawmakers from gaining
access into the Assembly ground.
Following an intelligence report of a likely invasion
of the House of Representatives by hoodlums and
thugs, the Nigeria Police Force promptly deployed
its personnel to the premises to prevent a
breakdown of law and order.
Consequently, the Police condoned the area and
began screening of all members and visitors alike.
In the course of this lawful exercise, Alh. Aminu
Tambuwal CFR, arrived the venue with a motley
crowd, who broke the cordon, assaulted the Police
and evaded due process and the Police had the
duty to restore order and normalcy, using lawful
The IGP seizes this medium to warn all political
actors and their followers to respect constituted
authority and due process and to desist from the
use of thugs to pursue their agenda.
The Nigeria Police shall continually apply all lawful
means to prevent a breakdown of law and order in
all segments of the society and shall apply the full
weight of the law on any political actor who violates
the peace and security of the nation.
Ag. CP EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER